Harvest for June 2013

This is the first month that I have been tracking my harvest, but I was encouraged!  Particularly during a month of BRUTAL temps.  Here it goes:

eggs – 124

yellow squash – 12.75 lbs

zucchini – 11.25 lbs

tomatoes – 7 lbs

cucumber 7.5 lbs

jalepenos – 2

NM peppers – 4

Watermelons – 3 (37 lbs!)

Basil – unweighed

tomatillos – 6

Not bad!  I have been joking with my wife that a good 30% of our diet has become squash or zucchini.  🙂  You have to love plants that produce!

On a sad note, we did lose one of our hens to the heat on Saturday.  We tried everything we could but she didn’t make it.  A fan, ice, cold water, cold fruits, shade and some misting were all in effect through the weekend, but with temps in excess of 115 it’s just kind of rough.

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5 Responses to Harvest for June 2013

  1. Lynda says:

    What a nice haul!
    I am sorry about your little hen though. It sure is hard to watch the girls suffer when it gets that bad. When it is not so humid I have used patio misters, and in the worst heat the fans.
    We don’t get quite as hot as you herein Alabama, but with the humidity we have been known to get up to a heat index of 110 degrees. All that moisture in the air just takes your breath away!
    Thank you for visiting me!

  2. Victoria T. says:

    Looks amazing! Squash and zucchini are two of those sorts of things… if you have even one plant, you have too much. LOL Sorry about the hen! 😦

  3. Caleb says:

    Up here in New Hampshire we are getting a tropical flow, and drenched, and my biggest crop is weeds. What a battle I’m amidst! However I’m getting some speedy growth of lettuce and get a harvest of that by thinning. Some broccoli I set out as young plants (I cheated, and bought them,) are producing big heads. Beyond that, I’m still waiting.

    Up here we get all hot and bothered when it is 80 (f), and humid. I can’t imagine 115. I’ll be checking out your site to see how the other half lives.

  4. Your harvest is impressive for sure. Sorry you lost one of your ‘girls’ to the heat. You’re burning up and up here we can’t get the rain to stop.

  5. kbmomma24 says:

    Nice Harvest!

    : ( Sorry about one of your girls. The other day I dipped a panting hen into a bucket of water (not ice just coolish) and that seemed to calm her but we are not as hot as you up here in New England… Just humid!

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